Anthony’s Catch, G/F, 1826B Po Tung Rd., Sai Kung, Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Nearest Train:Tai Shui Hang
Every time we go to Anthony’s Catch, we ask ourselves the same question: why don’t we come here more often? To be honest, we can’t think of a decent answer. It’s certainly not the food, which is arguably the best in Sai Kung. Perhaps it’s the location, away from the restaurant hub on Ali-Oli Square and a tad too close to the main road - although that doesn’t seem to bother the regulars who fill the tree-lined patio for the Thursday night clambakes. But inside, it’s a cozy, unpretentious restaurant, with red tablecloths glowing in the candlelight, and decorated with framed pictures of the main attraction - quiveringly fresh New Zealand and Australian seafood. The food is wonderful - cooked with loving care and attention. You know you’re in for a treat when the baguettes arrive steaming from the oven, with whole roasted cloves of garlic and deli-fresh Kalamata olives. Next came astonishingly light and fluffy crab cakes, served with sweet chili and homemade tartare sauces, generous portions of steamed mussels with champagne cream sauce, and a delicious lobster bisque. For mains, perfectly cooked fillet of New Zealand roughy - a white, flaky fish - baked in paper with a side of creamy saffron sauce, hearty bouillabaisse stew stuffed with seafood and scattered with fresh herbs, and a wonderful barramundi with avocado salsa. You would be hard-pressed to do better for food, service and flair.
Best bit: The food, the food, the food.